Until recently, I lived in Anchorage all my life. I was born and raised in Kodiak and lived in Anchorage from the time I was 15. I have worked at Loussac Library for more than 10 years and other branches for another 12 years.
I am horrified to watch the Alaska Collection being scattered to the four winds. This collection helped many people write books, test and just relax in the company of greatness. The director of the library wants to rent rooms in the building to make more money. This collection will be greatly diminished and it's a damn shame. There has got to be a better way.
This library has been destroyed to turn it into a moneymaker. It is unbelievable. I left Anchorage to spend my declining years with my grandsons and I am horrified at this plan.
— Gerri Elliott
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